Sunday, February 12, 2012
Texas Trip part II, chain saws and power outages
As we drove through town, we saw lots of cars but no people. Kaitlin said that she has seen too many NCIS's to not think something was strange. I am so sorry I didn't get a picture of the outside of the building. So use your imagination here and work with me. Picture a derelict building with maybe three cars. - My rule is usually 7 cars and windows but I threw caution to the wind for Carl. - Try to imagine a beer sign in the window and bars on said windows. BARS ON THE WINDOWS! Is the hair standing up on the back of your neck yet? Mine was. The inside was not much better. There was a bar and several tables. I was thankful that we had plastic silverware and paper plates. I felt some better when a family came in to eat. Kaitlin noticed that lots of folks got their food to go.
Carl loved his food. Mine was so-so. The chain saw that I kept hearing was a little distracting. What were we really eating? Carl assured me it was an electric knife. hmmmm. Our waitress was very nice. I was not sad when it was time to leave!
We got to our motel in Austin and unpacked. We tried to connect with Kay and Jullian- you will meet them again soon- but they were delayed by a lost suitcase. We decided to eat at Perry's but it was closed on Sunday. Carl and Kaitlin found several restaurants that we could walk to and we decided on Ruth's Chris Steak House. It was good. About half way through our dinner a Large group of REALLY TALL people all in running suits came in. We noticed that the running suits had the word Tigers on them. After a quick text to Andrew, we learned that Missouri was planning to play Texas the next night. MO won by one point.
My window watching after that was not so exciting.
On Sunday we also went to the LBJ presidential library. More on that tomorrow...